From December issue of Commodore Nation
Buehler, Fulmer, Swanson tabbed first team
Top spot in preseason poll is first for Dores
Buehler, Fulmer, Swanson land on first team
Up in the big leagues on the final days
June 25, 2014
June 23, 2014
June 16, 2014
May 20, 2014
May 15, 2015
Game 1 of the 2014 Black & Gold Series
June 24, 2014
June 24, 2014
Career Game Highs
COACH CORBIN QUOTE: Dansby has skill sets that will allow him to experience success academically and on the baseball field. He is a unique combination of explosiveness, speed and strength... this certainly benefits him in all facets of the game. He also grasps leadership concepts that will enable him to serve in that capacity very soon. He has proven in a short time that he can compete at a high level in the classroom and on the ball field.
2014 - Named the Most Outstanding Player of the College World Series and the All-Tournament team after hitting .323 with five runs scored and three doubles with four stolen bases... Singled twice and stole a base in national championship win over Virginia 6/25... Went 0-for-4 in loss to Virginia 6/24 in CWS Finals... Walked twice and scored a run in win over Virginia 6/23 in CWS Finals... Singled twice in win over Texas 6/21 to advance to CWS Finals... Went 0-for-4 vs. Texas 6/20 to snap 10-game hit streak... Tabbed second team All-American by Perfect Game and third team All-American by ABCA... Equaled the school record for doubles in a single season with 27 with his two doubles in win over UC Irvine 6/16 at College World Series going 3-for-5 with two runs scored... Picked up two hits and drove in two runs in College World Series win over Louisville 6/14... Matched a career-best with three runs going 2-for-4 with two walks in win over Stanford 6/8 in Super Regional... Singled and scored two runs in loss to Stanford 6/7 in Super Regional, has scored eight runs in last five games... Scored two runs and went 1-for-3 in Super Regional win over Stanford 6/6... Posted two hits and doubled for the third straight game in win over Oregon 6/1 in NCAA Regional championship game... Doubled and went 1-for-5 with two runs in win over Oregon 5/31... Scored two runs and doubled in win over Xavier 5/30 in NCAA Regional opener... Tabbed a second team All-American by Perfect Game and a third team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, ABCA and Baseball America... Named first team All-SEC as a second baseman by the league's coaches... Walked and singled in loss to Ole Miss 5/22 at SEC Tournament... Doubled and singled vs. LSU 5/21... Went 0-for-4 in win over Tennessee 5/20 at SEC Tournament... Knocked in a run and singled twice against South Carolina 5/17... Singled and scored in win vs. South Carolina 5/16... Went 0-for-4 in loss to South Carolina 5/15... Doubled twice and drove in two runs in win over SEMO 5/13, six RBI and four runs scored in last two games... Drove in a career-best four runs and scored three more in win at Florida 5/10 belting a three-run homer in Dores' eight-run first inning... Walked for the fourth straight game but went 0-for-4 at Florida 5/9... Went 0-for-3 with a stolen base in loss at Florida 5/8... Singled twice and scored a run vs. Louisville 5/6... Doubled on the first pitch of the game in win at Missouri 5/4 scoring two runs... Went 0-for-4 with a run scored in win at Missouri 5/3... Tripled and drove in two runs going 2-for-5 in win at Missouri 5/2... Scored two runs and went 2-for-3 in win against Georgia 4/27... Knocked in a career-best three runs in win over Georgia 4/26... Singled and doubled vs. Georgia 4/25... Went 0-for-4 in win against Memphis 4/22... Singled twice in loss at Arkansas 4/20... Went 0-for-4 at Arkansas 4/19... Singled and scored in loss at Arkansas 4/18... Bunted for a single and came around to score in win over MTSU 4/15... Singled twice and drove in a run for the second straight game in loss to Texas A&M 4/13... Singled three times and drove in a run in win over Texas A&M 4/12... Went 0-for-3 vs. Texas A&M 4/11 to snap 34 game streak of reaching base safely... Doubled and scored a run in win over Indiana State 4/8... Started his first career game at third base and went 0-for-3 at Tennessee 4/6 to snap 13-game hitting streak, worked a walk to push streak to 33 straight games reaching base... Infield single extend his hitting streak to 13 games going 1-for-3 at Tennessee 4/5... Pushed his hitting streak to 12 games with a RBI-single in win at Tennessee 4/4... Singled twice to extend his hitting streak to 11 games in win over UT-Martin 4/1... Pushed his hitting streak to 10 games going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in win over Kentucky 3/30, five doubles in last four games... Matched a career-best with four hits going 4-for-5 with his second home run of the season and a career-high three runs scored in win over Kentucky 3/29... Picked up his third double in last two games with a shot off the monster in left field also drove in a run with a sac fly vs. Kentucky 3/28... Doubled twice on his way to going 3-for-4, his third three-hit game of the season, in win over Belmont 3/25... Singled and drove in a run in win at Mississippi State 3/23, single pushed on base streak to all 25 games of the season... Doubled and scored a run in loss at Mississippi State 3/22... Went 1-for-5 with a single in loss at Mississippi State 3/21... Singled twice and scored two runs in win at Belmont 3/18... Doubled twice and went 3-for-4 with two RBI in win over LSU 3/15 G2... Singled and scored the first run of the game in win against LSU 3/15 G1... Walked twice and went 0-for-3 vs. LSU 3/14... Came up with the big hit, a two-run double to spark eight-run, two-out rally in win over Eastern Illinois 3/11... Singled and scored in his last at-bat vs. Winthrop 3/9... Tripled and scored in win over Winthrop 3/8... Set a career-best with four hits, including three doubles, in win over Winthrop 3/7 scoring two runs and driving in a run... Scored two runs and reached base four times with two singles and two walks in win at MTSU 3/5... Reached base for the 13th straight game with a walk despite going 0-for-3 vs. Tennessee Tech 3/4... Went 1-for-4 in win over Stanford 3/2... Snapped his 10-game hitting streak with 0-for-3 game vs. Stanford 3/1 walked twice to bring his total to seven in four games... Belted his first career home run with a solo shot vs. Stanford 2/28 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games... Singled and scored vs. Evansville 2/26 to extend his hitting streak to nine games... Singled and scored vs. WKU 2/25 to extend his hitting streak to eight games... Pushed his hitting streak to seven games with a single going 1-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI in win over UIC 2/23... Doubled in win over UIC 2/22... Posted his best game as a Commodore to date with three hits, one RBI and two stolen bases against UIC 2/21... Scored a run for the fourth straight game going 1-for-3 with an infield single against Lipscomb 2/19... Singled, scored and knocked in a run in win at Long Beach State 2/16... Drove in his first run of the season with a double in win at Long Beach State 2/15... Started at 2B going 1-for-5 with a bunt single at Long Beach State 2/14.
2013 - Shoulder injury ended his season...Struck out twice in win at Georgia 4/20 G2... Popped up in his lone at-bat vs. Missouri 4/14... Played in his first game since injuring his foot 2/23 drawing a walk against Missouri 4/13... Missed six weeks with a bro- ken bone in his foot... Walked and scored against Monmouth 2/23... Picked up his first career double turning a single into a two-base hit and score the first run of the game in win over Monmouth 2/22... Started at shortstop against Central Arkansas 2/20 going 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a stolen base... Went 0-for-2 at Belmont 2/19... Earned his first career start at shortstop going 1-for-4 in loss to Long Beach State 2/17... Lined out to left in his first collegiate at-bat in win over LBSU 2/15.
HIGH SCHOOL - A standout two-sport star in baseball and basketball earning multiple honors in both sports... Lettered three years in baseball and hoops, while serving as team captain on the basketball team his final two seasons... Is third all-time at Marietta HS with 171 made three-point field goals... Played summer ball for the East Cobb Yankees, winning the 2012 Perfect Game national championship... Was a 38th round pick by Colorado in the 2012 draft.
ACADEMICS - Swanson is majoring in behavior aspects and management and was a SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll selection as a freshman.
PERSONAL - James Dansby Swanson... Born 2/11/94... Son of Nancy and Cooter Swanson... Has two siblings, Chase and Lindsey... Nickname is Dans... Favorites include Nomar Garciaparra (baseball player), Atlanta Braves (baseball team), Remember the Titans (movie), Criminal Minds (TV show), steak, creamed corn, fried okra and biscuits (meal), Chris Young (musician), peanut butter and cookies with a glass of milk (late night snack)... Actor Tom Hanks would play him in a movie about his life... Uses the word blessed to describe himself... Roommates with Carson Fulmer, Jared Miller and Adam Ravenelle... Chose Vanderbilt because of the family atmosphere of the baseball team.